Artist Talk | ‘Cultural Fabric’
On Saturday February 4th from 2-4pm, delve into the techniques and inspirations of artists in CULTURAL FABRIC, an exhibition designed to explore the diverse, intricate threads of culture that shape individuals and bind us together. Featured artists: Brant Slomovic, Mär Martinez, Diana Zhang, Martha Diaz Adam and Elise Stürup.
On view through May 6th 2023.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Brant is a photo essayist based in Toronto, with a background as an emergency medicine physician. His experience as a doctor working on the front lines instills in him a unique perspective on narrative and the human condition. His passion for storytelling stems from an awareness and sensitivity to people in times of need. What underlies his approach to work and artistic expression is a viewpoint that considers every person through a lens of commonality and connection. From Jewish descent, married to a woman from India, and living in Canada, Brant’s identity finds its roots at the intersection of three distinct cultures. Embracing these influences, Brant invites us to join his journey of personal discovery and cultural phenomena through extraordinary photographs.
Mär is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in sculptural painting. She is of Syrian and Cuban descent, and also of Jewish heritage. Both cultures are equally important to her upbringing and she feels closely aligned with her Middle Eastern heritage. Mär’s work dissects dominance, aggression and power dynamics through the lens of a culturally-enforced binary system.
This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.